Staying Positive In A Negative World

With all the negativity in the world, it can sometimes be hard to have a positive outlook.  When you turn on the television, you see crime, death and war.  You open the newspaper and you can read about the same things.  Combined with problems we may face daily with our job, marriage or children it can seem easier to join the crowd of negative complainers.

However, we can stay positive and happy regardless of our surroundings.

Here are a few ways to find the positive around you:

  1. Turn off the television: again, we are bombarded with negative imagery in the news and in popular television shows and movies
  2. Laugh: as the old saying goes, ‘Laughter is the best medicine’.  Tell a silly joke to your kids, spouse or crabby boss.  A laugh goes a long way to changing negative attitudes.
  3. Leave a good feeling behind: end a letter, email or meeting on a positive note.
  4. Take Notice of the good in Life: stop and be present while having a good meal with family or friends, enjoy playing with your newborn nephew.  When you stop and take notice of these happy situations, you can appreciate them more and more of these positive things will increase in your life!
  5. Smile MORE: if you make an effort to do this simple gesture, you’d be surprised at the POSITIVE responses you receive from others.

If you simply look for positive things in life, you will find them.

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…but it’s kinda scary!

Developing courage can certainly be scary.  Most of us like to play it safe.  But by doing the opposite, how would your life change?  Would you be bold enough to ask for that promotion at work or even resign and start the business you’ve been tinkering with in your mind for years?  Maybe you will be courageous enough to ask that beautiful lady or handsome man you talk to every morning at the coffee shop for a date.

Here are a few ideas to build your courage:

  • Start Small, but START: just make the decision to make bolder choices and start doing it. This will boost your confidence and make it a lot easier.
  • Keep the attitude of expectancy: One of the best kept secrets of successful people is that they make a decisions with the expectation that the outcome will be positive.  Make a choice with the mindset that the outcome will be to your benefit!
  • Say YES more often: allow yourself the opportunity to do something new. By simply participating in an activity you’ve never done before can give you a huge dose of courage especially if it turns out to be something you’re good at doing!

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I did it! Here's me building courage by boarding a cruise ship although I previously was afraid of traveling over large bodies of water.

I did it! Here’s me a short time ago building courage by boarding a cruise ship although I previously was afraid of being near large bodies of water.


Finding Purpose

I remember my big eyes staring back at me from the bathroom mirror.  My pudgy face inquisitive wondering for what seemed like hours,’ What am I doing here?’  Was it weird for an elementary school aged child to think about this?  Oddly, even as a small child, I struggled with the question that most people don’t ponder until they reach adulthood.

We all have a purpose, but it’s not so easy to understand what it is or how to use it.  Discovering your purpose is such an exciting life event and when used to it’s fullest, can benefit others.  It’s well worth the journey to uncover yours.

Here are a few questions to help you begin to discover your purpose:

  • What are your unique gifts or talents?
  • What do you value?
  • Who inspires You?

Step outside of yourself and help others.  By taking action, through giving your time to others by listening, volunteering or other selfless acts, you may ‘accidentally’ discover what it is you are meant to do in life.

This process may take time but don’t give up, the world could be completely different because you share your purpose with it.

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The Undeniable Power of Self Confidence

You’ve seen those people who seem to have it all together.  They always seem to get the ‘lucky breaks’ in life.  But there is much more to those happy, lucky and successful people.  What we don’t often see is the inner work they put into creating that life sometimes envied by others.

Here are some quick tips to building the self confidence you desire:

  • Start by setting YOUR OWN standards –  people who have rock solid confidence, hold rock solid values.  These values could relate to your personal standards, your business and spiritual values.  If you believe in them, don’t sway  from those values.  If you know what you believe in and don’t allow circumstances or individuals to lead you astray from them, you will be happy, stronger and confident.  This will show on the outside.
  • Examine the INSIDE you – You may have heard it before that you are what you think about.  If you think thoughts of boldness and success, you will gradually grow into those qualities.  Just as when you think thoughts of peace and good will, you will experience these things outwardly in life.
  • Be Kind To YOU – Many of us are our own ‘worst critic’ and this can effect our foundation of rock solid confidence.  Sometimes just engaging in positive ‘self talk’ can make a huge difference.  Tell yourself how proud you are of yourself for making that presentation or getting that new client or going to the gym when you didn’t feel like it.  Go ahead and get a new hairstyle or treat yourself to a nice dinner with your mate or a friend.

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